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Sports Related Eye Injuries – Can Be Prevented

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Ouch! It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt!

Do You Know, that more than 25,000 people are treated for sports-related injuries each year, but there is good news: 90% of those injuries can be prevented!

Here are some tips to increase your injury Eye-Q:


    • Always wear proper safety goggles (lensed polycarbonate protectors) for racquet sports or basketball. In order insure that your eyes are protected, it’s important that any eye-guard or sports protective eyewear be labeled as ASTM F803 approved. This eyewear is performance tested to give you the highest levels of protection.


    • Use batting helmets with polycarbonate face shields while playing baseball.


    • Use helmets and face shields approved by the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association when playing hockey.


    • Know that regular glasses don’t provide enough protection.


Know your Eye-Q, not just this month, but all year long, and take care of your eyes and your eye-health.

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